Anne Francey, ‘Seismography #22’, ca. 2015, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Anne Francey, ‘Seismography #22’, ca. 2015, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Anne Francey, ‘Seismography #22’, ca. 2015, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Anne Francey, ‘Seismography #22’, ca. 2015, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Anne Francey, ‘Seismography #22’, ca. 2015, Carrie Haddad Gallery

ink and gouache on paper
44 x 31 inches unframed
49 x 37.5 inches in black frame with AR non-glare glass and installation wire, ready to hang

This modern drawing of a black and white abstracted flower still life was made by mixed media artist, Anne Francey. The drawing on paper features an abstract white outline of flowers on a stark black background. Francey composed the flower in a free hand, gestural motion so the lines are looser and evoke the feeling of an abstracted line study. Francey's signature is located in the lower right corner in graphite. The drawing is floated in a contemporary black frame with AR non-glare glass. There is sturdy wire on the back for instant hanging.

About the artist and work
Swiss born artist, Anne Francey, returns to the gallery exhibiting selections from both past and current work. Trained as a painter, Francey added ceramic to her studio practice after developing a love and fascination for the ceramic tiles and infinite design that adorn houses and interiors in Tunisia, spending a year at the National Center of Ceramics of Tunis. Arabesques, this endless flow of lines inspired by vegetal forms typical of Islamic art, has translated onto her recent work in the form of simply choreographed lines resembling seed pods, bramble, and flowering buds. In her 1988 Flower series, the artist captures the delicate essence of her natural model through vivid movements of paint and animated marks of red and black charcoal on paper and canvas. So simple in their approach, these seemingly effortless designs owe their appearance to the liberated approach Francey takes with the application of her medium. In more recent work, Francey continues the free-hand aesthetic with her work on paper series entitled, Seismography. Opaque black ink creates the impression of a solid space activated by an almost calligraphic inscription of thin white lines. The dramatic lines seek to record their realistic counterparts but are inevitably abstracted by the unpredictable nature of the artist’s hand.

Series: Seismography

Signature: Front, bottom right

About Anne Francey

Swiss (US resident since 1981), b. 1956, Grandson, Switzerland, based in Saratoga, NY, United States